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Collective Agreements

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Compensation & Benefits

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The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.


Apply for UWOFA's Contract Faculty Fund

Contract faculty members of UWOFA are invited to apply for our Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund. 

The purpose of this funding is to support the participation of UWOFA contract faculty members in professional development activities, academic conferences and research. The total amount to be distributed this year is $10,000. UWOFA provides $5,000 in funding each year, and Research Western will provide an additional $5,000 this year.

Please complete the online application form by Monday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m.

Click here to read more about the fund and eligibility requirements.


UWOFA welcomes new Board of Directors members

On July 1, the UWOFA Board of Directors welcomed six new members for the 2020-2021 academic year.

UWOFA’s Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund

Contract faculty members are invited to apply for UWOFA’s Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund.

President Profile: ‘Everybody can benefit by being supported by a strong union’ during coronavirus pandemic

Beth MacDougall-Shackleton figured the pandemic would be short-lived, lasting maybe two or three months, but it quickly became clear that it could force a restructuring of higher education, and that UWOFA would have an important role to play ensuring its members have fair working conditions and are treated equitably in this new reality.

John Ciriello Announces His Retirement

UWOFA would like to announce the retirement of President, Professor John Ciriello, effective June 30. John's UWOFA service includes Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Pension and Benefits Committee, Salary Committee, Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee and Western Excellence Awards Committee, and as a member of the OCUFA Board of Directors.